SAFRICAN BLACK CRICKETERS AT AUSTRALIAN CRICKET
ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct 9 (AFP) - The first black South African
cricketers to be accepted by the Australian Institute of Sport cricket
academy arrived here for a month-long stay Wednesday.
Walter Masemola, a 16-year-old pace bowler from Johannesburg
and 17-year-old left arm allrounder Leslie Duiker of Bloemfontein
will be under the guidance of head academy coach and former
Australian Test wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.
The pair were selected for the Australian visit from a coaching
clinic for 70 young black South Africans conducted by former West
Indian captain Clive Lloyd.
They will train with the academy until November 7 during which
time they will be accompanied by African National Congress (ANC)
member Ngconde Balfour.
Marsh said Wednesday the ***agers will be treated the same as all
other scholarship holders, who generally develop into first class
Sheffield Shield cricketers.